The way you place the furniture in your home can change the entire feel of a room. You want your furniture to feel comfortable, not overwhelming, with enough space to move around freely and easily, while also giving the room symmetry and feng shui. When shopping for furniture for your home or simply moving furniture around, it's important to keep some things in mind. See below for some spacing and layout tips for every room to help you.
Choose a bed size that fits the space. If you have a small bedroom, a king sized bed may not be the best option. A full sized bed may be a better fit. Stick to just one night stand and a small dresser, rather than overwhelming the space. If using an area rug in the room, place it beneath your bed and in front of the night stand so the rug is seen on both sides of the bed. For feng shui in the bedroom, never place a bed pointed towards the door and keep the underside of your bed free of storage and other items to allow for positive energy flow.
In your living room, choose furniture that not only fits your style, but is comfortable and suits your lifestyle. Don't choose all white furniture if you have kids and pets, you want something that is easy to keep clean and can hold up. Don't overwhelm the space with several different pieces of furniture. Choose either a sofa and loveseat with ottoman, or a sofa and two chairs with an ottoman (or coffee table). Place furniture around a focal point such as a television, fireplace, or a piece of artwork. Keep the furniture together to help make conversation and entertaining easy. For feng shui in your living room, use sofas with legs to promote energy flow, keep the room well lit with plenty of natural lighting, and incorporate living plants in the room to encourage liveliness.
Kitchen and Dining Room
In your kitchen and dining room, use a table and chairs that suits your family. If you have a large family, you obviously need a larger table. Keep chairs spaced at least 6 inches apart, with there being at least 36 inches between the table and any wall surrounding it. This allows for enough space for the table, and for your dining guests. For feng shui in the kitchen and dining room, use a round or oval table (no sharp edges), and use multiple types of fabric in the room to help promote intimacy, while also absorbing sound.
When choosing furniture, remember to take the space and use of the space into account. Change the layout if it doesn't feel comfortable and remember the feng shui tips above to maximize energy in each room. To browse furniture that will fit your feng shui theme, check out retailers like AAA A-1 Appliance Salvage Warehouses.